...your spouse expresses concern about all the new plants you've acquired.
Yes, it really happened. I was super excited about a new plant and made a point of showing it to Andrew (I don't always share new plants...I mean duh, that would be dumb), his response..."I'm starting to be concerned, where are these going to go?" Hahaha...
In addition to the birthday haul there have been other new plants that have made their way into my clutches this week, I thought I should catch you up. First of all, this Hylocereus megalanthus (dragon fruit) is the latest addition to my epiphytic cactus collection.
Always a welcome gift, my brother who lives in Phoenix, AZ, sent me agave pups for my birthday. They've been tucked into the tomato stock tank where they'll get lots of sun, heat, and summer water.
A trip to Secret Garden Growers last weekend (a garden bloggers gathering organized by the Amateur Bot-ann-ist) resulted in these plants making their way home with me...
Pteris cretica 'Ping Wu' aka Ping Wu Dwarf Hardy Ribbon Fern
Astelia 'Silver Shadow'... it's been awhile since I've dared grow a silver astelia. I hope I haven't just signaled the garden gods to send in a nasty winter. Maybe I'll put it in a container and they won't notice.
Coniogramme japonica var gracilis. Yes I already have one. No, I probably don't need another one. But I bought it, so there it is.
Loropetalum 'Jazz Hands' mini... it's supposed to stay 12" tall, and grow up to 36" wide. I need to find a nice sunny spot for this.
The final two plants were gifts from a Seattle Facebook friend who visited on Sunday. He brought me this "reject" cylindropuntia. He'd posted awhile back about how disappointed he was that it bloomed yellow/green rather than magenta. I said yellow/green was my favorite and he offered to save it for me. Not only did he save it, but he delivered it.
How wonderful, right? This guy originally came from Hillside Desert Botanical Gardens up in Yakima.
But then there was this! Agave bracteosa 'Daddy Longlegs', the Plant Delights website says: "Agave bracteosa 'Daddy Longlegs' is a superb Hans Hansen creation that we've grown since 2008, and are only able to offer for the first time in 2020. This sport of Agave bracteosa 'Calamar' forms a rarely-offsetting, 18" tall x 2' wide, rosette of arching, scabrous, but spineless leaves, each edged with a wide lighter green border."
I love green on green variegation and I love Agave bracteosa, this agave speaks to me, LOUDY. Plus it has great provenance. Not only did it come to me as a gift from a longtime blog reader/FB friend (Cotts Meery) but it also spent time in the care of Bryon Jones of the Point Defiance Zoo. Lots of good plant karma in this little guy...
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